Tania Singer

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of oxytocin and prosocial behavior on brain responses to direct and vicariously experienced pain
    Tania Singer
    Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems, University of Zurich, Bl├╝mlisalpstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emotion 8:781-91. 2008
  2. doi request reprint The social neuroscience of empathy
    Tania Singer
    University of Zurich, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1156:81-96. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Differential roles of fairness- and compassion-based motivations for cooperation, defection, and punishment
    Tania Singer
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1167:41-50. 2009
  4. doi request reprint A common role of insula in feelings, empathy and uncertainty
    Tania Singer
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:334-40. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Right supramarginal gyrus is crucial to overcome emotional egocentricity bias in social judgments
    Giorgia Silani
    Cognitive Neuroscience Sector, International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA ISAS, 34136, Trieste, Italy, Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit, Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research SNS Lab, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland, and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Social Neuroscience, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Neurosci 33:15466-76. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Neural responses to ingroup and outgroup members' suffering predict individual differences in costly helping
    Grit Hein
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuron 68:149-60. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Meta-analytic evidence for common and distinct neural networks associated with directly experienced pain and empathy for pain
    Claus Lamm
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 54:2492-502. 2011
  8. pmc Skin conductance response to the pain of others predicts later costly helping
    Grit Hein
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e22759. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The role of anterior insular cortex in social emotions
    Claus Lamm
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, 8006, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Struct Funct 214:579-91. 2010
  10. pmc Short-term compassion training increases prosocial behavior in a newly developed prosocial game
    Susanne Leiberg
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e17798. 2011

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Effects of oxytocin and prosocial behavior on brain responses to direct and vicariously experienced pain
    Tania Singer
    Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems, University of Zurich, Bl├╝mlisalpstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emotion 8:781-91. 2008
    ..The results suggest that selfish individuals may not be as rational and unemotional as usually suggested, their actions being determined by their feeling anxious rather than by reason...
  2. doi request reprint The social neuroscience of empathy
    Tania Singer
    University of Zurich, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1156:81-96. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Differential roles of fairness- and compassion-based motivations for cooperation, defection, and punishment
    Tania Singer
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1167:41-50. 2009
    ....
  4. doi request reprint A common role of insula in feelings, empathy and uncertainty
    Tania Singer
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:334-40. 2009
    ..Such mechanisms could facilitate affective learning and regulation of body homeostasis, and could also guide decision making in complex and uncertain environments...
  5. doi request reprint Right supramarginal gyrus is crucial to overcome emotional egocentricity bias in social judgments
    Giorgia Silani
    Cognitive Neuroscience Sector, International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA ISAS, 34136, Trieste, Italy, Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit, Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research SNS Lab, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland, and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Social Neuroscience, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Neurosci 33:15466-76. 2013
    ..It shows that although shared neural networks may underlie emotional understanding in some situations, an additional mechanism subserved by rSMG is needed to avoid biased social judgments in other situations. ..
  6. doi request reprint Neural responses to ingroup and outgroup members' suffering predict individual differences in costly helping
    Grit Hein
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuron 68:149-60. 2010
    ..We conclude that empathy-related insula activation can motivate costly helping, whereas an antagonistic signal in nucleus accumbens reduces the propensity to help...
  7. doi request reprint Meta-analytic evidence for common and distinct neural networks associated with directly experienced pain and empathy for pain
    Claus Lamm
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 54:2492-502. 2011
    ..We conclude that social neuroscience paradigms provide reliable and accurate insights into complex social phenomena such as empathy and that meta-analyses of previous studies are a valuable tool in this endeavor...
  8. pmc Skin conductance response to the pain of others predicts later costly helping
    Grit Hein
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e22759. 2011
    ..We conclude that prosocial motivation is fostered by the strength of the vicarious autonomic response as well as its match with first-hand autonomic experience...
  9. doi request reprint The role of anterior insular cortex in social emotions
    Claus Lamm
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, 8006, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Struct Funct 214:579-91. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Short-term compassion training increases prosocial behavior in a newly developed prosocial game
    Susanne Leiberg
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e17798. 2011
    ..Our results provide first evidence for the positive impact of short-term compassion training on prosocial behavior towards strangers in a training-unrelated task...
  11. doi request reprint The role of emotions for moral judgments depends on the type of emotion and moral scenario
    Giuseppe Ugazio
    Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich
    Emotion 12:579-90. 2012
    ..This finding has important implications for moral psychology, as it points toward a previously overlooked mechanism linking emotions to moral judgments...
  12. doi request reprint I feel how you feel but not always: the empathic brain and its modulation
    Grit Hein
    University of Zurich, Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 18:153-8. 2008
    ..Future studies in the field should address inter-individual differences in empathy, development and plasticity of the empathic brain over the life span, and the link between empathy, compassionate motivation, and prosocial behavior...